I write this weeks blog to you from beautiful (and windy!) Hood River.
I am en-route to Portland for a 5 day retreat with my favorite spiritual guide, Matt Kahn. (If you have yet to hear of Matt, I encourage you to search him on YouTube, he has a plethora of incredible free videos that are incredible!)
For the majority of the drive I have been listening to Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert, and have had some beautiful insights that I of course could not wait to share with you.
A few weeks back I shared an insight I had received through journaling that light must have contrast to pop with such bold vivaciousness. And in that recognition there is great power in offering thanks to the darkness. *** If you have not yet read that post you can access it here: http://www.sarahgracenesbitt.com/#!A-new-relations... ***
In Big Magic, Elizabeth hones in this idea regarding fear in such a beautiful way. She invites us to create internal spaciousness for the oxymorons in life, essentially to create spaciousness for the polarity.
She uses fear and creativity as an example, sharing that in her creative life as a writer fear has always been fiercely present for each creative endeavor that she took on.
She mirrors my thoughts that fear is not something to get rid of, not something to suppress, that in fact fear serves a biological, evolutionary purpose.
Suppressing, denying, ignoring, or trying to overcome fear will only cause it to acts out with more ferocity, often paralyzing us when it comes time to take action.
And so my invitation for you is to begin befriending your fear. See fear as an aspect of your inner child that wants to look out for you. The "darkness" that gives such bold courage to the lightness of your inspiration and creativity. And each time you come up against fear, especially in regards to making life decisions or embarking on creative ventures, consult with fear.
"I see you darling. I know that we are about to embark into the unknown. I know that is terrifying for you. I understand your concerns. And - You, Creativity and I are on this ride together. So I will always hear you. I will always take time to honor you. I will offer you my compassion.What do you need from me?"
Where is fear holding you back? What changes or projects or callings have you shied away from due to fear? Write them down. And then dialogue lovingly with your fear. She simply wants to be acknowledged and heard.
Sending you infinine blessing of love and joy,
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